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Sri Lanka Calls Up Prasanna For ODI Squad

PTI 18 Aug 2011, 10:41:34 IST

Colombo, Aug 18 : Sri Lanka is flying upcapped leg spin bowler Seekkuge Prasanna back from England to be part of a new squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against Australia.

Prasanna has been brought into the side after his impressive performance for Sri Lanka "A" in England, where he took 6-23 against England Lions last week. He has 73 wickets in 48 first-class one-day games.

His inclusion came as and as the host nation tries to turn the course of the five-match series, which it trails 2-1.Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, allrounder Thisara Perera and batsman Dinesh Chandimal were dropped as the initial 16-man squad was pared down to 14.The fourth match of the series will be played in Colombo on Saturday.

Sri Lanka squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Seekkuge Prasanna.AP